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Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle (11 February 1657 — 9 January 1757), also referred to as Bernard le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author.

Fontenelle was born in Rouen, France (then the capital of Normandy). He died in Paris just one month before his 100th birthday. His mother was the sister of the great French dramatists Pierre Corneille and Thomas Corneille. He was educated at the college of the Jesuits in Rouen, where he showed preference to literature and distinguished himself. He was the son of a lawyer and as was the custom at the time he was trained in his father's profession. He gave up law after pleading one case, and spent the rest of his life writing about philosophers and scientists, especially defending the Cartesian tradition. He was also a noted gourmand (a person who revels in the experience of eating food & drinking) and he attributed his longevity to the eating of strawberries. Whatever its cause, his health and vigor lasted until he died. Meeting him at ninety-two, one woman wrote that he was as lively (and as hungry) as a young man of twenty-two. When, in his late nineties he met the beautiful Mme Helvétius, he reportedly told her, "Ah Madame, if only I were eighty again!"

In 1935, the lunar crater Fontenelle was named after him.

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Total Books: 16
The History of Oracles Tr
2009 - The History of Oracles Tr [by S. Whatley. Sig. D6 Is Mutilated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151648075
ISBN-10: 1151648078
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Des Herrn Von Fontenelle Gesammelte Schauspiele Part 1 Aus Dem Franzosischen Ubersetzet
2009 - Des Herrn Von Fontenelle Gesammelte Schauspiele Part 1 Aus Dem Franzosischen Ubersetzet [1756 - German Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120828033
ISBN-10: 1120828031
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Oeuvres Diverses De Monsieur De Fontenelle V1
2009 - Oeuvres Diverses De Monsieur De Fontenelle V1 [1727 - French Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120828552
ISBN-10: 1120828554
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lettres Galantes De Monsieur Le Chevalier D'Her
2009 - Lettres Galantes De Monsieur Le Chevalier D'her [1764 - French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120068545
ISBN-10: 1120068541
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lettres Galantes De Monsieur Le Chevalier D'Her
2009 - Lettres Galantes De Monsieur Le Chevalier D'her [1764 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104993610
ISBN-10: 1104993619
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Drey Abhandlungen Von Den Physikalischen Und Moralischen Ursachen Des Lachens In Beziehung Auf Die Art Es Zu Erwecken
Drey Abhandlungen Von Den Physikalischen Und Moralischen Ursachen Des Lachens In Beziehung Auf Die Art Es Zu Erwecken
Dialogen Uber Die Mehrheit Der Welten
2009 - Dialogen Uber Die Mehrheit Der Welten [1789 - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104731038
ISBN-10: 1104731037
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Dialogen Uber Die Mehrheit Der Welten
2009 - Dialogen Uber Die Mehrheit Der Welten [1789 - German Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104818074
ISBN-10: 1104818078
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Oeuvres Diverses M De Fontenelle V3
2009 - Oeuvres Diverses M De Fontenelle V3 [1701] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104359225
ISBN-10: 1104359227
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Oeuvres Diverses M De Fontenelle V3
2009 - Oeuvres Diverses M De Fontenelle V3 [1701] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104451097
ISBN-10: 1104451093
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Storia degli oracoli
2006 - Storia Degli Oracoli (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788876980435
ISBN-10: 8876980431
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loges de Fontenelle Avec une introduction et des notes par Francisque Bouillier
Oeuvres compltes
1994 - Oeuvres Compltes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9782213592572
ISBN-10: 2213592578
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Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds
1990 - Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780520071711
ISBN-10: 0520071719
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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